College degree agreeable

THE days of choosing between university and TAFE might be over.

An extra bachelor's degree is now being offered at TAFE South Western Sydney Institute's Liverpool college.

Starting from February 3, the University of Canberra Information Technology degree will be taught with the intention of opening up university access to more Australians.

There are four university courses available at Liverpool College, including an associate degree of accounting, a bachelor of applied management, a bachelor of commerce (accounting) and a bachelor of information technology.

Gabriel Rached, from West Hoxton, is studying for a bachelor of commerce at the TAFE college.

"Basically I came in looking for a different course, something to do with accounting," Mr Rached said.

"Then someone came to me and said this course would be better for me and more cost-effective.

"I can see that doing the bachelor here creates a lot of opportunities and can be a lot simpler and better.

"It is also easier to ask teachers for help.

"I have heard at uni that the classes have up to 100 people, whereas here I can get help if I need it."

Mr Rached said the main reason he chose to do the course at the TAFE college was that it was closer to home.

"I would definitely recommend people do their degree at TAFE, especially if they live out here."

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